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In search of a safe place : abused women and culturally sensitive services / Vijay Agnew.

Author/Creator:
Agnew, Vijay, 1946- author.
Publication:
Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] ; London, [England] : University of Toronto Press, 1998.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (316 p.)
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Subjects:
Abused women -- Services for -- Canada.
Minority women -- Services for -- Canada.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Marginalized in the larger society and the mainstream women's movement, immigrant women are also outsiders in women's shelters, where racially sensitive and linguistically appropriate counselling is generally unavailable. In this book, Vijay Agnew documents the struggles of Canadian women's centres to provide better services to victims of wife abuse from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.The study looks at every aspect of community-based women's organizations, including their funding, operation, and services. The result is a detailed picture of the problems and challenges they encounter on a daily basis. Agnew uses case studies, reports, and interviews to document the work of these groups and to show how race, class, and gender intersect in the everyday lives of the women who depend on them. Although the women's movement initiated public discussion of wife abuse, the fight against abuse is now conducted primarily by the state through its allocation of resources. Agnew underscores the tension that often arises between the patriarchal state and feminist-inspired organizations, and the resulting difficulties in bringing about social change.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Immigrant Communities in Canada
2. Wife Abuse
3. Settlement Services and Community-based Organizations
4. Social Services and Advocacy by Community-based Groups
5. Counsellors and Their Work
6. Interviews with Counsellors
7. Counsellors and Women in Shelters
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-4426-7605-1
1-282-02830-8
9786612028304
OCLC:
944178018
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442676053 doi